Exxon Mobil is actively working with contractors to improve safety at its operations after experiencing back-to-back worker injuries.
Offshore Gulf of Mexico operators evacuate facilities as Category 4 Hurricane Ian makes landfall.
"It definitely looks highly suspicious, but I think we need to establish the facts and then attribute," an anonymous western official said of Russia's potential involvement in the recent Nord Stream pipeline leaks.
Approximately 11% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico production has been shut-in due to Hurricane Ian.
While the new well control rules proposed by the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) have a focus on offshore equipment reliability, some in the oil and gas industry deem the changes unneeded and pricey.
"We would urge increased vigilance, a review of emergency preparedness measures and incident response and information sharing," Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority warned in a letter to operators about unidentified drones flying over Norwegian oil and gas platforms.
An employee of Axis Energy Services was killed in an accident at Exxon Mobil's East Texas oil drilling facility on Sept. 20.
Judge Mordecai Bromberg of Australia's Federal Court ruled that Santos did not properly consult with the Tiwi islanders, who would risk damage to sacred spiritual sites.
Oil exports from Iraq's Basra terminal are being gradually resumed after a spill temporarily halted production.
"We will continue to put the lives and livelihoods of workers first, as well as the protection of our waters and marine habitat," Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said of the Biden administration's proposed offshore drilling legislation.